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The Resource Merchants of men : how jihadists and ISIS turned kidnapping and refugee trafficking into a multibillion-dollar business, Loretta Napoleoni

Merchants of men : how jihadists and ISIS turned kidnapping and refugee trafficking into a multibillion-dollar business, Loretta Napoleoni

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Merchants of men : how jihadists and ISIS turned kidnapping and refugee trafficking into a multibillion-dollar business
Title
Merchants of men
Title remainder
how jihadists and ISIS turned kidnapping and refugee trafficking into a multibillion-dollar business
Statement of responsibility
Loretta Napoleoni
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
A powerful and sophisticated underground business delivers thousands of refugees a day all along the Mediterranean coasts of Europe. The new breed of criminals that controls it has risen out of the political chaos of post-9/11 Western foreign policy and the fiasco of the Arab Spring. These merchants of men are intertwined with jihadist armed organizations such as al Qaeda in the Maghreb. They have prospered smuggling cocaine from West Africa and kidnapping Westerners. More recently, the destabilization of Syria and Iraq coupled with the rise of ISIS offered them new business opportunities in the Middle East, from selling Western hostages to jihadist groups to trafficking in refugees numbering in the millions. Overall, the kidnapping industry today is bigger than the illegal drug trade and worth hundreds of billions of dollars annually. Merchants of Men is based on exclusive access to hostage negotiators actively involved in ransom negotiations and rescue missions, counter-terrorism experts, members of security services, and former hostages, among many others. The reader will discover that the protocols of prevention and rescue change according to the type of abduction and the designated targets, and will come to know first hand the range of experiences of kidnapping victims. Will the West once again reap the benefits of the political chaos it has sown in its own backyard? From colonization to the advent of friendly dictatorial regimes, today's fast-aging European nations are buyers on the refugee market. New workers are needed, and the merchants of men are supplying them. But only skilled, highly educated refugees are wanted. As a tsunami of migrants and refugees floods Europe, new questions almost too numerous to count must be answered
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BKL
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Napoleoni, Loretta
Dewey number
323
Index
index present
LC call number
HV6433.I722
LC item number
N362 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • IS (Organization)
  • Human trafficking
  • Kidnapping
  • Refugees
  • IS (Organization)
  • al-Qaida
  • Islamischer Staat
  • Human trafficking
  • Kidnapping
  • Refugees
  • Schattenwirtschaft
  • Illegalität
  • Menschenhandel
  • Entführung
  • Flüchtling
Label
Merchants of men : how jihadists and ISIS turned kidnapping and refugee trafficking into a multibillion-dollar business, Loretta Napoleoni
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface -- Prologue -- Part one (1. Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb Protocol ; 2. Feeding the bears ; 3. Trafficking migrants ; 4. Trafficking migrants ; 5. The Somali diaspora's Gulf connection ; 6. Smoke and mirrors in the Syrian civil war) -- Part two (7. The negotiator ; 8. The ransom ; 9. The golden hour: anatomy of a kidnapping ; 10. The prey: seeking a new identity ; 11. The mythology of Western hostages) -- Part three (12. The end of truth ; 13. Playing chess with the hostages' lives ; 14. A refugee love story ; 15. The political boomerang) -- Epilogue: Brexit
Control code
957353384
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvi, 288 pages
Isbn
9781609807085
Lccn
2016942129
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)957353384
Label
Merchants of men : how jihadists and ISIS turned kidnapping and refugee trafficking into a multibillion-dollar business, Loretta Napoleoni
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface -- Prologue -- Part one (1. Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb Protocol ; 2. Feeding the bears ; 3. Trafficking migrants ; 4. Trafficking migrants ; 5. The Somali diaspora's Gulf connection ; 6. Smoke and mirrors in the Syrian civil war) -- Part two (7. The negotiator ; 8. The ransom ; 9. The golden hour: anatomy of a kidnapping ; 10. The prey: seeking a new identity ; 11. The mythology of Western hostages) -- Part three (12. The end of truth ; 13. Playing chess with the hostages' lives ; 14. A refugee love story ; 15. The political boomerang) -- Epilogue: Brexit
Control code
957353384
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvi, 288 pages
Isbn
9781609807085
Lccn
2016942129
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)957353384

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